Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Fishing Vessel Permits, Vessel, and Gear Identification, and Reporting Requirements, 2323-2324 [2017-00150]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 5 / Monday, January 9, 2017 / Notices U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD and CVD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year sunset reviews of the orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. These five-year sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: January 3, 2017 Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–00140 Filed 1–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF136 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public. DATES: The HMSAS webinar will be on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time, or when business for the day is complete. ADDRESSES: To attend the HMSAS webinar visit this link: http:// www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/ join-webinar. Enter the Webinar ID: 957–023–963. Please enter your name and email address (required). 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[FR Doc. 2017–00114 Filed 1–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2323 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Fishing Vessel Permits, Vessel, and Gear Identification, and Reporting Requirements National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Christopher Rogers, Office for International Affairs and Seafood Inspection (F/IS5), 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, 301–427–8350 or christopher.rogers@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issues permits, under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.; MSA), to foreign fishing vessels fishing or operating in United States’ (U.S.) waters. MSA and associated regulations at 50 CFR part 600 require that vessels apply for fishing permits, that vessels and certain gear be marked for identification purposes, that observers be embarked on selected vessels, and that permit holders report their fishing effort and catch or, when processing fish under joint ventures, the amount and locations of fish received from U.S. vessels. These requirements apply to all foreign vessels fishing, transshipping, or processing fish in U.S. waters. E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 2324 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 5 / Monday, January 9, 2017 / Notices Information is collected from persons who operate a foreign fishing vessel in U.S. waters to participate in a directed fishery or joint venture operation, transship fish harvested by a U.S. vessel to a location outside the U.S., or process fish in internal waters. Each person operating a foreign fishing vessel under MSA authority may be required to submit information for a permit, mark their vessels and gear, or submit information about their fishing activities. To facilitate observer coverage, foreign fishing vessel operators must provide a quarterly schedule of fishing effort and upon request must also provide observers with copies of any required records. For foreign fishing vessels that process fish in internal waters, the information collected varies somewhat from other foreign fishing vessels that participate in a directed fishery or a joint venture operation. In particular, these vessels may not be required to provide a permit application or mark their vessels. The information submitted in applications is used to determine whether permits should be used to authorize directed foreign fishing, participation in joint ventures with U.S. vessels, or transshipments of fish or fish products within U.S. waters. The display of identifying numbers on vessels and gear aid in fishery law enforcement and allows other fishermen to report suspicious activity. Reporting of fishing activities allows monitoring of fish received by foreign vessels. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Foreign fishing activity reports are made by radio when fishing begins or ceases, to report on transfers of fish, and to file weekly reports on the catch or receipt of fish. Weekly reports may be submitted by fax or email. Recordkeeping requirements for foreign vessels include a communications log, a transfer log, a daily fishing log, a consolidated fishing or joint venture log, and a daily joint venture log. These records must be maintained for three years. Paper forms are used for foreign fishing vessel permit applications. No information is submitted to NMFS for the vessel and gear marking requirements. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0075. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8. Estimated Time per Response: For permit applications: One and one half VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:14 Jan 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 hours for an application for a directed fishery; two hours for a joint venture application, and 45 minutes for a transshipment permit; for fishing activity reporting: 6 minutes for a joint venture report; 30 minutes per day for joint venture record-keeping; and 7.5 minutes per day for record-keeping by transport vessels; for weekly reports, 30 minutes per response; for foreign vessel and gear identification marking: 15 minutes per marking. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 82. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $3,337 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 4, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–00150 Filed 1–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Management and Oversight of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Erica Seiden, 240–533–0781, Erica.Seiden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a current information collection. The Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA; 16 U.S.C. 1461 et seq.) provides for the designation of estuarine research reserves representative of various regions and estuarine types in the United States to provide opportunities for long-term research, education and interpretation. During the site selection and designation process, information is collected from states in order to prepare a management plan and environmental impact statement. Designated reserves apply annually for operations funds by submitting a work plan; subsequently progress reports are required every six months for the duration of the award. Each reserve compiles an ecological characterization or site profile to describe the biological and physical environment of the reserve, research to date and research gaps. Reserves revise their management plans every five years. This information is required to ensure that reserves are adhering to regulations and that the reserves are in keeping with the purpose for which they were designated. II. Method of Collection Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper submissions. Methods of submittal include email of electronic forms, and mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0121. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; state, local, or tribal government. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 5 (Monday, January 9, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00150]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Fishing 
Vessel Permits, Vessel, and Gear Identification, and Reporting 
Requirements

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 10, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at JJessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Christopher Rogers, Office for International Affairs and 
Seafood Inspection (F/IS5), 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, 
Maryland 20910, 301-427-8350 or christopher.rogers@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issues 
permits, under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 
Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.; MSA), to foreign fishing vessels fishing 
or operating in United States' (U.S.) waters. MSA and associated 
regulations at 50 CFR part 600 require that vessels apply for fishing 
permits, that vessels and certain gear be marked for identification 
purposes, that observers be embarked on selected vessels, and that 
permit holders report their fishing effort and catch or, when 
processing fish under joint ventures, the amount and locations of fish 
received from U.S. vessels. These requirements apply to all foreign 
vessels fishing, transshipping, or processing fish in U.S. waters.

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Information is collected from persons who operate a foreign fishing 
vessel in U.S. waters to participate in a directed fishery or joint 
venture operation, transship fish harvested by a U.S. vessel to a 
location outside the U.S., or process fish in internal waters. Each 
person operating a foreign fishing vessel under MSA authority may be 
required to submit information for a permit, mark their vessels and 
gear, or submit information about their fishing activities. To 
facilitate observer coverage, foreign fishing vessel operators must 
provide a quarterly schedule of fishing effort and upon request must 
also provide observers with copies of any required records. For foreign 
fishing vessels that process fish in internal waters, the information 
collected varies somewhat from other foreign fishing vessels that 
participate in a directed fishery or a joint venture operation. In 
particular, these vessels may not be required to provide a permit 
application or mark their vessels. The information submitted in 
applications is used to determine whether permits should be used to 
authorize directed foreign fishing, participation in joint ventures 
with U.S. vessels, or transshipments of fish or fish products within 
U.S. waters. The display of identifying numbers on vessels and gear aid 
in fishery law enforcement and allows other fishermen to report 
suspicious activity. Reporting of fishing activities allows monitoring 
of fish received by foreign vessels.

II. Method of Collection

    Foreign fishing activity reports are made by radio when fishing 
begins or ceases, to report on transfers of fish, and to file weekly 
reports on the catch or receipt of fish. Weekly reports may be 
submitted by fax or email. Recordkeeping requirements for foreign 
vessels include a communications log, a transfer log, a daily fishing 
log, a consolidated fishing or joint venture log, and a daily joint 
venture log. These records must be maintained for three years. Paper 
forms are used for foreign fishing vessel permit applications. No 
information is submitted to NMFS for the vessel and gear marking 
requirements.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0075.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 8.
    Estimated Time per Response: For permit applications: One and one 
half hours for an application for a directed fishery; two hours for a 
joint venture application, and 45 minutes for a transshipment permit; 
for fishing activity reporting: 6 minutes for a joint venture report; 
30 minutes per day for joint venture record-keeping; and 7.5 minutes 
per day for record-keeping by transport vessels; for weekly reports, 30 
minutes per response; for foreign vessel and gear identification 
marking: 15 minutes per marking.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 82.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $3,337 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: January 4, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-00150 Filed 1-6-17; 8:45 am]
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